Like mittens. Or men.
I had high hopes for my cold frame, what with it seeming like winter was never going to end in Southern Ontario, but it did end and I had to pull up my cold frames before all of my plants got cooked.
I don’t live in a large house with a lot of property or a lot of storage, so something as simple as a small cold frame is a pain to stash anywhere.
I could just unscrew it and store the boards, but I don’t want to have to do that every year. I have enough to do what with trying to keep my men stashed by season.
So I came up with another use for the cold frame, where I could leave it in tact during the months I wasn’t using it on the garden.
I believe the words you’re waiting for are TA-DA.
I removed the glass frame which is thin enough to fit behind my potting shed, flipped the frame on its end and use it as a shelving unit on the front porch. At the moment I’ve gone screamingly country as you can see.
To make the cold frame more useful I added a piece of wood across the middle of it, held up with another piece of wood. Nothing is screwed in, it’s just wedged there to make taking it apart a lot easier.
So if you too have a small coldframe and a tiny house … keep this little shelving tip in mind. You could stick it at the side of your house with plants or tools sitting on and hanging off of it.
Like a man.
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